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Carlos Esquerre Fernandez

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School Of Biosystems & Food Engineering
Agriculture and Food Science
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7167365
Email: carlos.esquerre@ucd.ie

Biography

Carlos Esquerre is a Research Engineer in the UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering. His main research interests are in the development and transfer of imaging and spectroscopy techniques, development of chemometric techniques including algorithms and application of statistical data analysis for quality assessment, fingerprinting of metabolites and spectral imaging analysis of foods. He was awarded the EU-FP7 Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship in 2012 to develop and validate non-destructive optical imaging technologies to rapidly assess safety and quality of cereals.

Professional

               

Education

Year 2010 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject: Doctor of Philosophy

Languages

English:
Spanish:
       

Publications

     

Peer Reviewed Journals

Wang, Xiao, Esquerre, Carlos, Downey, Gerard, Henihan, Lisa, O'Callaghan, Donal, O'Donnell, Colm (2018) 'Assessment of infant formula quality and composition using Vis-NIR, MIR and Raman process analytical technologies'. Talanta, . [Details]
Zhao, Ming Esquerre, Carlos Downey, Gerard O¿Donnell, Colm P. (2017) 'Process analytical technologies for fat and moisture determination in ground beef - a comparison of guided microwave spectroscopy and near infrared hyperspectral imaging'. Food Control, . [DOI] [Details]
Wang, Xiao, Esquerre, Carlos, Downey, Gerard, Henihan, Lisa, O'Callaghan, Donal, O'Donnell, Colm (2017) 'Feasibility of Discriminating Dried Dairy Ingredients and Preheat Treatments Using Mid-Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy'. Food Analytical Methods, . Available Online [Details]
Esquerre, C. A. Gowen, A. A. O'Gorman, A. Downey, G. O'Donnell, C. P. (2017) 'Evaluation of ensemble Monte Carlo variable selection for identification of metabolite markers on NMR data'. Analytica Chimica Acta, . [DOI] [Details]
Rojas-Moraleda, Rodrigo, Valous, Nektarios A., Gowen, Aoife, Esquerre, Carlos, Härtel, Steffen, Salinas, Luis, O⿿Donnell, Colm (2016) 'A frame-based ANN for classification of hyperspectral images: assessment of mechanical damage in mushrooms'. Neural Computing and Applications, :1-13. Available Online [Details]
Huang, Min , Kim, Moon S., Chao, Kuanglin, Qin, Jianwei, Mo, Changyeun, Esquerre, Carlos, Delwiche, Stephen, Zhu, Qibing (2016) 'Penetration Depth Measurement of Near-Infrared Hyperspectral Imaging Light for Milk Powder'. Sensors, 16 (441):1-11. [Details]
Huang, Min, Kim, Moon S., Delwiche, Stephen R., Chao, Kuanglin, Qin, Jianwei, Mo, Changyeun, Esquerre, Carlos, Zhu, Qibing (2016) 'Quantitative analysis of melamine in milk powders using near-infrared hyperspectral imaging and band ratio'. Journal of Food Engineering, 181 :10-19. Available Online [Details]
E. Achata, C. Esquerre, C.P. O'Donnell, A. Gowen (2015) 'A Study on the Application of Near Infrared Hyperspectral Chemical Imaging for Monitoring Moisture Content and Water Activity in Low Moisture Systems'. Molecules, 20 (2):2611-2621. [Details]
Hernandez-Hierro, Jose Miguel Esquerre, Carlos Valverde, Juan Villacreces, Salvador Reilly, Kim Gaffney, Michael Lourdes Gonzalez-Miret, M. Heredia, Francisco J. O'Donnell, Colm P. Downey, Gerard (2014) 'Preliminary study on the use of near infrared hyperspectral imaging for quantitation and localisation of total glucosinolates in freeze-dried broccoli'. Journal of Food Engineering, 126 :107-112. [DOI] [Details]
Gowen, Aoife Burger, James Esquerre, Carlos Downey, Gerry O'Donnell, Colm (2014) 'Near infrared hyperspectral image regression: on the use of prediction maps as a tool for detecting model overfitting'. Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy, 22 (4):261-270. [DOI] [Details]
Esquerre C., Gowen A., Downey G. and O'Donnell, C.P. (2012) 'Wavelength selection for development of a near infrared imaging system for early detection of bruise damage in mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus)'. Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy, 20 (5):537-546. [Details]
Esquerre, C. and Gowen, A.A. and Burger, J. and Downey, G. and O'Donnell, C.P. (2012) 'Suppressing sample morphology effects in near infrared spectral imaging using chemometric data pre-treatments'. Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems, 117 :129-137. [Details]
Esquerre, C. Gowen, A.A. Downey, G. and O'Donnell, C.P.; (2011) 'Selection of variables based on most stable normalised partial least squares regression coefficients in an ensemble Monte Carlo procedure'. Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy, 19 (6):443-450. [DOI] [Details]
Gowen, A.A., Downey, G., Esquerre, C., O'Donnell, C.P.; (2011) 'Preventing over-fitting in PLS calibration models of near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy data using regression coefficients'. Journal of Chemometrics, 25 (7):375-381. [DOI] [Details]
Gowen, A.A., Marini, F., Esquerre, C., O'Donnell, C., Downey, G., Burger, J.; (2011) 'Time series hyperspectral chemical imaging data: Challenges, solutions and applications'. Analytica Chimica Acta, 705 (1-2):272-282. [DOI] [Details]
Gowen, AA,O'Donnell, CP,Esquerre, C,Downey, G; (2010) 'Influence of Polymer Packaging Films on Hyperspectral Imaging Data in the Visible-Near-Infrared (450-950 nm) Wavelength Range'. Applied Spectroscopy, 64 :304-312. [Details]
Gowen, A.A., Downey, G., Esquerre, C., O'Donnell, C.P. (2010) 'Use of spectral pre-processing methods to compensate for the presence of packaging film in visibleâ¿¿near infrared hyperspectral images of food products'. Journal of Spectral Imaging, 1 (1):1-10. Available Online [Details]
Esquerre, C,Gowen, AA,O'Donnell, CP,Downey, G; (2009) 'Water absorbance pattern of physically-damaged mushrooms stored at ambient conditions'. Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy, 17 :353-361. [DOI] [Details]
Gowen, AA,Tsenkova, R,Esquerre, C,Downey, G,O'Donnell, CP; (2009) 'Use of near infrared hyperspectral imaging to identify water matrix co-ordinates in mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus) subjected to mechanical vibration'. Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy, 17 :363-371. [DOI] [Details]
Esquerre, C,Gowen, AA,O'Donnell, CP,Downey, G; (2009) 'Initial Studies on the Quantitation of Bruise Damage and Freshness in Mushrooms Using Visible-Near-infrared Spectroscopy'. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 57 :1903-1907. [DOI] [Details]
Gowen, A.A., O'Donnell, C.P., Taghizadeh, M., Gaston, E., O'Gorman, A., Cullen, P.J., Frias, J.M., (...), Downey, G.; (2008) 'Hyperspectral imaging for the investigation of quality deterioration in sliced mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus) during storage'. Sensing and Instrumentation for Food Quality and Safety, 2 (3):133-143. [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Wang, X; Esquerre, C; Downey, G; O'Donnell, CP (2017) Prediction of heat treatment temperature of selected dairy ingredients using Vis-NIR spectroscopy and chemometrics American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ASABE) Annual International Meeting [Details]
Achata, E; Esquerre, C; Gowen, AA; O¿Donnell CP (2017) Investigation of NIR and Raman Hyperspectral Imaging Data Fusion to Detect Adulteration of Rice Flour International Conference of Near Infrared Spectroscopy [Details]
B. Panikuttira, B. Tiwari, J. Tobin, D. O'Callaghan, C. Esquerre, C. O'Donnell (2017) Evaluation of prototype process analytical technology tool to monitor acid induced milk coagulation kinetics American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ASABE) Annual International Meeting, Washington, USA , 16-JUL-17 - 19-NOV-17 [Details]
Achata, E and Esquerre, C and Oâ¿¿Donnell, C and Gowen, A (2013) Use of near infrared spectral imaging and chemometrics for prediction of moisture content and water activity in different low moisture food systems NIR 2013 - 16th International Conference on Near Infrared Spectroscopy , pp.713 [Details]
C. Esquerre, A. A. Gowen, G. Downey and C.P. O¿Donnell (2012) NMR metabolite markers identified by variable selection 13th Conference on Chemometrics in Analytical Chemistry [Details]
C. Esquerre, A. A. Gowen, G. Downey and C.P. O¿Donnell (2012) Reduction of the number of wavelengths in NIR spectral images for physically-damaged mushrooms. 15th International Conference of Near Infrared Spectroscopy 15th International Conference of Near Infrared Spectroscopy [Details]
A. A. Gowen, G. Downey, C. Esquerre, C. P. O'Donnell (2010) A simple method for estimation of PLS model dimensionality using regression vectors 7th Winter Symposium on Chemometrics [Details]
Gowen, A., O'Donnell, C., Esquerre, C., Downey, G. (2009) Preventing over-fitting in hyperspectral image regression 14th International Conference of Near Infrared Spectroscopy [Details]
A. Gowen, E. Gaston, A. O'Gorman, C. Esquerre, M. Taghizadeh, P.J. Cullen, C. Barry-Ryan, C.P. O'Donnell, G. Downey, J. Frias (2009) Post-harvest mushroom quality assessment by hyperspectral imaging and metabolomics Irish Mushroom Conference and Trade Fair [Details]
A. Gowen, C.P. O'Donnell, M. Taghizadeh, J. Frias, C. Esquerre, G. Downey (2009) Hyperspectral imaging for mushroom (Agaricusbisporus) quality monitoring First IEEE GRSS Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing at Whispers [Details]
N. Sinelli, C. Esquerre, V. Di Egidio, E. Casiraghi, C.P. O¿Donnell, and G. Downey (2009) Monitoring Bread Staling by NIR Hyperspectral Imaging 4th International Conference on Near Infrared Spectroscopy [Details]
C. Esquerre, A. A. Gowen, R. Tsenkova, C. P. O¿Donnell and G. Downey (2009) Identification of Water Matrix Coefficients in Mushrooms (Agaricusbisporus) using Robust Ensemble of Monte Carlo Uninformative Variable Elimination 14th International Conference on Near Infrared Spectroscopy [Details]
C. Esquerre, V. Di Egidio, A. A. Gowen, C. P. O'Donnell, G. Downey (2009) Potential of hyperspectral imaging for monitoring post-production changes in food structure AACC International Annual Meeting [Details]
C. Esquerre, A. A. Gowen, C. P. O'Donnell, J. Burger and G. Downey (2009) Chemometric pre-treatments for correcting effect of sample morphology in near infrared hyperspectral imaging 14th International Conference of Near Infrared Spectroscopy [Details]
A. Gowen, C.P.O'Donnell, C. Esquerre, G. Downey (2009) An investigation into the effects of polymer packaging films on hyperspectral imaging data EASIM-09 [Details]
                                                                                                                                       

Research

Research Interests

Develop and implement image and spectral-based algorithms for detections, classification, and calibration of materials in hyperspectral images.

Research Projects

Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Ensemble Monte Carlo variable selection for metabolite marker extraction from NMR mushroom spectra. Oral Presentation at the International Chemometrics in Analytical Chemistry (CAC-2012) Conference, June 2012
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-12 / 31-OCT-13
   

Teaching

 

Modules Coordinated

201700   BSEN30520     Biosystems Engineering: Sensors and Sensing Systems